There are many ways nurse practitioners can increase awareness and support the breast cancer cause this month, but let’s be honest; some of us would love a more creative outlet than handing out pamphlets in our workplaces or verbally encouraging our female patients to keep up to date with their preventative practices.  In order to support you in your quest for a release from the workplace while simultaneously supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s take a break from the clinic and go shopping!

My personal wardrobe does not typically allow a lot of room for the color pink, but the merchandise retailers are promoting this month in support of breast cancer are oh-so-cute!  Here are my top 7 favorite products:

1. Tory Burch Pink Hardshell iPhone Case ($48)

Tory and her team totally outdid themselves in coming up with this rosy creation.  The blend of pinkish hues along with Tory’s classic logo will lend a touch of fun and style to your iPhone this season.  Tory Burch will donate 15% of pink iPhone case sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

2. Avon Breast Cancer Ribbons Scarf ($10)


Love, love, love how this scarf stylistically shows support for this month’s most important cause.  A perfect way to subtly encourage the women in your life to increase their personal awareness of the risk of breast cancer, this fashionable piece is also affordable.  Wear it to work or for pleasure, this scarf is a must-have for Fall.

3. Breast Cancer Limited Addition Ugg Boots and Slippers ($100 to $165)


My toes tingle just looking at these fuzzy pink creations.  As the weather gets colder, what better addition can you make to your Fall wardrobe than a new pair of Ugg boots or slippers.  Paired with jeans or PJ’s, this set of footwear you will surely support the breast cancer cause while keeping your feet cozy.  Ugg promises to donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure this month in support of breast cancer. 

4. Essie Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Nail Polish ($8)

What nurse practitioner is not in need of a manicure?  Between constantly scrubbing our hands and the gummy residue left by hand sanitizers, our nails can typically use a touch-up.  With inspirational names like ‘check-up’, ‘good morning hope’, ‘I am strong’ and ‘we’re in it together’, these rosy polishes are up to the job.  With each bottle sold, Essie will donate to breast cancer research.

5. Kitchen Aid Susan G. Komen Artisan Stand Mixer, 5qt. ($399.95)

Who doesn’t long for a Kitchen Aid mixer?  My guess is in a color like Raspberry Ice, featured in support of breast cancer, cooks will feel even more adept in preparing their favorite recipes.  With the beauty of this appliance gracing your kitchen counter, there will be no doubt where you support (and style) lie.  In connection with their Cook for the Cure program, Kitchen Aid will donate an astonishing $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure this year. 

6. Women’s North Face Pink Ribbon Jacket ($165)

A staple of the winter wardrobe, North Face has added some breast cancer flare to their most popular fleece jacket this year.  Warm, comfortable, and perfect for throwing on as you walk out your door, the North Face PInk Ribbon Jacket is a must-have for the breast cancer supporter living in a chilly climate. 

7. New Balance Sneakers and Workout Wear ($15.99 to $149.99)

New Balance continues it’s strong commitment to support breast cancer awareness this year with an astonishing one million dollar donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure along with a fabulous line of exercise shoes and clothing.  Perfect for a casual outfit, wearing with scrubs or a trip to the gym, New Balance’s line has something for every breast cancer supporter.  Need a new outfit for your local breast cancer 5k?  Check out what New Balance has to offer. 

Do you have any favorite pink products that support breast cancer?  Share with us below!

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